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094: Numbers, Numbers, Numbers

May 6th, 2021


After weeks of slow news, the past two weeks brought new numbers from Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, Peacock, and Discovery+. On top of that, there were a few new sports deals revealed that will affect streaming in the …

093: Netflix’s Latest Major Deal

April 22nd, 2021


The slowness of the news cycle continues with big stories that do not bring a lot of discussions up. This time around, we make the best of what there is with talk about the new plans at Plex, a study claiming Apple TV+ …

092: NBCUniversal’s New Streaming Service?

April 8th, 2021


Over the past two weeks, there were a few things worth discussing from the world of streaming. Netflix made a large investment in two movie sequels. There was a slew of news based on previously theatrical only films …

091: NFL Deals and the Streaming Landscape

March 25th, 2021


The last two weeks saw new details for the upcoming AVOD version of HBO Max, Disney+ hit a new milestone, Netflix cracking down on password sharing, and some major sports deals that change the landscape of the …

090: Paramount+ First Thoughts

March 11th, 2021


Paramount+ has launched and Dustin gives his first thoughts on the service. Is it worth the money? Is there enough content to make people stay using it after the trials and discounts expire? Find all about it and more …

089: Paramount+ Details

March 4th, 2021


The past two weeks have brought a ton of info on the latest addition to the Streaming Wars, Paramount+. How much will it cost? What will it offer? Find out all about it and the other big news from the world of …

088: Disney’s Latest Numbers

February 18th, 2021


After a week off, there still isn’t a ton of news to discuss, but we do have the most recent numbers from Disney. In addition to that, we discuss HBO Max’s push into international markets and theorize about a major …

087: HBO Max and Peacock Gains

February 4th, 2021


Streaming news starts to get back into the normal groove with the latest quarterly reports which bring new subscriber numbers for HBO Max and Peacock. Other highlights from the week include ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ topping …

086: Peacock, Sports and the WWE Network

January 28th, 2021


A slow week turned into yet another major announcement relating to sports and streaming. Outside of a few quick service updates, the week is all about Peacock and the plans to add even more sports including the …

085: The Importance of Evergreen Content

January 21st, 2021


It was a slow week, but Paramount+ announced their launch date and Apple TV+ announced more free trial extensions. In addition to those updates, we also hear about the most recent awards nominations and how important …

084: HBO Max/Amazon Deal Details

January 14th, 2021


Another week and more sports deals are in place for streaming services. That news takes a backseat to the news of Roku’s new active user number along with details from the HBO Max and Amazon deal to bring the service …

083: Sports, Holidays, and Discovery+ Launch

January 7th, 2021


It has been a few weeks, but there were some big things that happened over the holiday break. More deals relating to sports are popping up while the …

082: It’s a Disney World

December 17th, 2020

This past week was a huge week for all of the streaming offerings from Disney and with new subscriber numbers, new integration, and a massive slate of content, there is a lot to talk about. Join Tony and Dustin as they …

081: HBO Max Shockwave and Discovery+

December 10th, 2020


Just when Disvoery finally reveals details for their streaming service and they have the spotlight, WarnerMedia sends shockwaves through the entertainment industry with an announcement for HBO Max. Will their plan work …

080: HBO Max Lands Two Major Deals

December 3rd, 2020


It’s been a couple of weeks since the last news roundup episode and there is some major news to cover. Disney+ has hit their first year anniversary and with that some major numbers. HBO Max landed a deal with Amazon to …

079: The Death of Cable Telelvision

November 19th, 2020


With the holidays right around the corner, Dustin and Tony take a quick break from the news and feature a topic-driven episode. This time around, …

078: Niche Streaming’s Longevity

November 12th, 2020


With all news pointed towards the election in the US, streaming mostly takes a back seat. However, there were still some new results for the latest …

077: HBO Max Updates

November 5th, 2020


Netflix raises its prices? Are exclusive deals at Netflix good for both parties? What does Andy Forssell have to say about the future of HBO Max? And are we talking about Quibi again? All of this and more as Dustin and …

076: The Death of Quibi

October 29th, 2020


There was a lot of news from the past week including new numbers for HBO Max, the importance of anime on streaming, how important sports is and the biggest news, Quibi is shutting down. Join Tony and Dustin as they …

075: Did Netflix Fail in Q3?

October 22nd, 2020


Lots of news from the past week brought plenty of discussion points. But the big news is the Q3 results for Netflix? Did the ball finally drop for …

074: Should Disney Go All-In with Streaming?

October 15th, 2020


As we start to catch up on some big topics of discussion, a new major restructuring is underway at Disney. But is it related to a recent investor letter about Disney hedging all of their bets on streaming, or something …

073: Streaming Synergy

October 8th, 2020


Two weeks have past and while there has been a lot of news, most of it is pretty straightforward. That doesn’t mean that the global pandemic isn’t still affecting streaming. Tony and Dustin discuss the latest films to …

072: Peacock Lands on Roku

September 24th, 2020


There was a lot that came up in the past week including Peacock landing on Roku, Quibi potentially looking for a sale, DC Universe announcing a major change, and the Emmys. Join Tony and Dustin as they discuss all of …

071: Paramount+ Announced

September 17th, 2020


The big news from the past week is the rebranding of CBS All Access to Paramount+. Dustin and Tony discuss the information announced regarding the rebranding along with the time frame of the ad tier releasing for HBO …

070: The Potential HBO Max Ad-Tier

September 10th, 2020


The news continues to be slow but that doesn’t mean that Tony and Dustin can’t find some things to discuss. From the potential ad-supported tier for HBO Max to the Amazon Prime competing service coming from Walmart, …

069: HBO Max-acre Fallout

September 3rd, 2020


It was another slow news week, but there were some things that popped up on the outskirts of the streaming world. As the fallout of the HBO Max-acre …

068: What’s HBO Max’s Biggest Problem?

August 27th, 2020


There is a lot of talk about HBO Max and whether or not it is failing. But Tony and Dustin have a different thought. The service isn’t failing, but …

067: DTC Service Future at WarnerMedia

August 20th, 2020


A rather slow news week brought more focus to WarnerMedia and the fallout from their massive restructuring. Under that umbrella, there is news related to some of the DTC services that are not HBO Max and the future of …

066: Major Changes at WarnerMedia

August 13th, 2020


One week brought some major news including Disney’s latest earnings call which brought an update for subscribers. The numbers are good, but is that …

065: Streaming Dominates Emmy Nominations

August 6th, 2020


Earnings calls and award nominations. What other show would be discussing those at the same time? It is that time of year when the tech and …

064: HBO Max’s First Numbers Revealed

July 30th, 2020


This week, we get the first numbers for HBO Max. Are they good, bad, or something else? We also jump back to the Netflix numbers for the last quarter and discuss Quibi’s issue with communication. DC Universe is being …

063: Peacock Launches and Netflix Grows

July 23rd, 2020


The past week has brought on the release of another streaming service and quarterly results for the biggest player in the game. Join Tony and Dustin …

062: Is There Too Much Spending at Apple TV+?

July 16th, 2020


After a week of mulling over the topic of films demanding too large of price tags, Tony and Dustin head back to the topic to discuss whether or not …

061: Are Film Projects Reaching a Boiling Point for the Services?

July 9th, 2020


After an unexpected week off, Tony and Dustin are here to cover the past two weeks of news. Are some of the streaming services paying too much for …

060: Google to Acquire Roku?

June 25th, 2020


The rumors surrounding Google being interested in purchasing Roku have sprouted back up so Tony and Dustin discuss what this possible acquisition …

059: Is HBO Max in Trouble?

June 18th, 2020


The social landscape takes the focus this week as HBO Max makes a move that can be polarizing. We also discuss the latest batch if numbers for HBO …

058: Importance of Roku for HBO Max

June 11th, 2020


The world has much more important things to worry about than streaming services so it was a light news week. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have some great topics to discuss. We cover the disconnect between the tech …

057: The Battle between HBO Max and Amazon

June 4th, 2020


A week later and some are calling HBO Max’s launch a faliure. But is it? Tony and Dustin dive into the current war between Amazon and HBO Max and how it affects the overall momentum for WarnerMedia. They also take a …

056: HBO Max First Reactions

May 29th, 2020


HBO Max has arrived and while there is some other news happening right now, our main focus is the launch of HBO Max. Did the launch go on without a hitch? Was it worth the wait? What other questions did the launch …

055: HBO Max and Peacock Reveal More Content

May 21st, 2020


Lots of news from the past week when it comes to the services and a lot of topics to discuss. Between Hulu putting their international rollout on …

054: The Quibi Debacle

May 14th, 2020


Quibi is the talk of the town and not in a good way. Between not having the greatest launch and comments from one of the head executives, things are …

053: HBO Max Speeds Towards Launch

May 7th, 2020


As more companies release their latest quarterly earnings, Tony and Dustin dive into Disney’s latest numbers and how streaming is their sole bright …

052: Streaming in the World of Social Distancing

April 30th, 2020


The world of social distancing is here and it spells the success of some aspects of the entertainment industry while being a problem for others. Netflix releases their subscriber numbers for the first quarter of the …

051: HBO Max Launch Details

April 23rd, 2020


HBO Max has announced more details for their launch next month including the date the service will be available and the original content that will be included on that date. Elsewhere, Vudu has a new owner and Apple has …

050: Quibi’s Content and TV Casting

April 16th, 2020


While the world continues to adjust to the pandemic, it seems Quibi might be making some adjustments too. Quibi announced a certain change they are …

049: Quibi Launch Reactions

April 9th, 2020


Quibi has arrived and Dustin and Tony take it for a test drive. After covering all of the latest happenings in the world of streaming including …

048: Subscriptions vs Advertising

April 2nd, 2020


In the latest episode of The Streaming Wars, Tony and Dustin discuss the latest news including the launch of Disney+ in India, the free trial being offered by CBS All Access and how free trials are a necessity, a new …

047: Streaming and COVID-19 Week 2

March 26th, 2020


Another week has passed and the focus continues to be the effects on the streaming industry as the coronavirus continues to put more people in lockdown. What are the latest films breaking the theatrical windows? Why is …

046: Streaming and COVID-19

March 20th, 2020


It has been a busy news week regarding everything happening in the world. However, the entertainment industry and streaming more specifically is having its own reaction. Tony and Dustin are here to break down the small …

045: Quibi Skepticism and Disney Television Studios

March 13th, 2020


For the second episode released this week, we dive into a couple of different topics. First, what is Disney Television Studios and what does it mean …

044: Fx on Hulu Launch and Quibi Raises More Money

March 9th, 2020


After some technical and health delays, we bring you all of the latest news about the streaming services and the content on them. The main …

043: The Future of ViacomCBS and Streaming

February 26th, 2020


The Streaming Wars may not be heating up, but the format of the show is under fire. We launch our new format and discuss everything from the world of streaming from the past week. What does the new Top 10 list on …

042: IMDB TV and 2020 Content to Look Forward To

February 21st, 2020


New things are on the horizon for the streaming services and the podcast. This episode we discuss what IMBD TV is and what a new licensing agreement means for it. The team also discusses some content coming in 2020 …

041: Subscriber Counts and WarnerMax

February 18th, 2020


After a week off, the sho is back with a bunch of new subscriber counts for a variety of different services. The other big news from the past two weeks was that WarnerMedia is creating a new film division called …

040: Disney+ Announces Release Schedule

February 7th, 2020


A couple of new things sprouted up this past week as Adam Sandler and Netflix extended their deal and Disney+ announced release time frames for some of their most anticipated series. Join Dustin and Tony as they …

039: Is Intellectual Property the Key to Success?

February 4th, 2020


The slow trickle of news continues, but brings some interesting discussions. Should Netflix consider lowering their prices to keep US subscribers …

038: Apple Lands Another Former Premium Channel Exec

January 31st, 2020


A slow week has brought in a few things to discuss. The main big news is that yet another former premium channel executive has signed an exclusive deal with Apple. And if you thought we have discussed all of the …

037: Netflix Changes the Game

January 28th, 2020


A slow week means there is only a little news. However, Netflix makes up a big portion of the news as it released its latest quarterly earnings report and shared some interesting new ways of counting views for …

036: Studio Ghibli and Netflix Plus Peacock’s Content

January 24th, 2020


NBCUniversal has revealed their service and with that comes some new content. Outside of that, there were a few more announcements out of the Television Critics Association and a major international deal between …

035: Peacock Details Revealed

January 21st, 2020


Over the past week, there were a number of things to discuss. Between new deals made with various companies along with some updates for HBO Max out of TCA, there was a decent amount. The biggest news, however, was the …

034: Content News from TCA

January 17th, 2020


One week has passed and if you didn’t know the Television Critics Association held an event for the networks which meant there was plenty of content related news announced. So which service had the most news? Or which …

033: Quibi’s Uphill Battle

January 14th, 2020


The big news from the past week was a closer look at Quibi as they showed off the service at CES last week. So what do Tony and Dustin see as the problems for the service launching this April? Take a listen and find …

032: FX on Hulu, Disney+ in 2020, Mandalorian and Witcher Review

January 10th, 2020


It’s been three weeks and while there wasn’t a ton of new content announced during the holidays, there was a pretty consistent trickle adding to a …

031: Mergers, Partnerships, and Potential Deals

January 7th, 2020


Three weeks have passed since our last episodes focusing on news regarding the services and while it was still relatively slow, there is plenty of talk about mergers, partnerships and potential deals. Tony and Dustin …

030: Survival of the Niche Services

January 3rd, 2020


Our last topic episode focuses on the different niche services and how they can survive in such a crowded market. What makes some of these services work even if their parent company has a larger service which offers …

029: Our Favorite Content in 2019

December 31st, 2019


As 2019 comes to an end, Tony and Dustin take a look at some of their favorite content they watched from the past year. While some are the new seasons or projects from 2019, there were plenty of projects that the two …

028: Why are Licensing Deals Important?

December 27th, 2019


Have you ever wondered why shows like Friends, The Office, and Seinfeld demand half of a billion dollars? What makes a service shell out that much …

027: What is the Main Problem for Cable Companies?

December 23rd, 2019


As we begin our holiday break, the first topic we cover was an unexpected one. A certain quote was made by the CEO of Charter Spectrum during an …

026: Services Continue to Ride the Nostalgia Wave

December 19th, 2019


More projects are announced and a bunch continue to ride the wave of nostalgia. Disney+ seems to be the biggest culprit, but they are not alone. …

025: Ad-Supported Netflix and What is AT&T TV?

December 17th, 2019


What will make HBO Max stand out compared to Disney+? According to John Stankey, a lot. And that isn’t the only thing Tony and Dustin discuss as an ad-supported model for Netflix is tossed around, why live TV may not …

024: Home Alone Reboot and Too Much Money

December 13th, 2019


It was a semi-slow week and while there is content news across all of the major services, none of them are very interesting. There is, however, a few tidbits worth discussing including more sports coming to Prime …

023: International Plans and Awards Season Begins

December 10th, 2019


Have you heard of Plex? If not, you probably will in the near future since it is a new service that recently launched in over two hundred countries. There is also some news on Peacock along with the international plans …

022: Comedy Specials, Game Shows and Kids’ Content

December 6th, 2019


With Thanksgiving out of the way, the floodgates are open for news related to content as the publicity departments prepare for the holiday news …

021: The Future of Sports and Streaming Services

December 3rd, 2019


As expected, the past week didn’t have a ton of news but there were some new developments with the live TV options. This leads us to a major discussion regarding the future of the major sports leagues and how they will …

020: How Does Video Get to Us?

November 29th, 2019


Have you ever wondered how the video files we see as consumers get to us when we watch a streaming service? This episode has Tony explain the process of how the video goes from a file in the hands of a content creator …

019: The Execs Behind Disney+ and HBO Max

November 26th, 2019


With Thanksgiving in the US happening this week, Tony and Dustin take a break from the news to discuss the Recode event and how it relates to the streaming services. John Stankey talked about HBO Max and Kevin Mayer …

018: Netflix Expands Their Reach, Apple TV+ Falters

November 22nd, 2019


Thanksgiving is right around the corner for the US and that means it might be time to be thankful for all of the projects being announced. But are …

017: The Potential Issues with Disney+

November 20th, 2019


We haven’t discussed very much of the services that offer live television, but this time around it is a good time to bring it up with two of the major services raising their prices and others not far behind raising …

016: Netflix Teams with Nickelodeon

November 15th, 2019


It is getting to that time of the year where the news is starting to dry up. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t some big things to discuss. The main highlight is that despite Nickelodeon’s parent company in the middle …

015: Disney+ First Reaction and Quarterly Earnings

November 13th, 2019


Disney+ has now launched and while it wasn’t without its own hiccups, we give some first reactions to the service. On top of that, a new study claims to have huge subscriber counts for some of the services while the …

014: Hulu Gets a Boost

November 8th, 2019


Content is king, or so we are told all the time. But is it really? Does quality outweigh quantity, and how important is that thought for these new …

013: Could Peacock be Free for All?

November 6th, 2019


Could Peacock end up being a free service? What do the recent deals WarnerMedia has been making with international providers mean for HBO Max’s …

012: HBO Max’s Content Lineup and More

November 1st, 2019


Even after our split of the show coverage, this week still brings a ton of news related to the content coming to the streaming services. With …

011: HBO Max Announcement Highlights

October 30th, 2019


With our new release format, this time around we are here to cover all of the news related to the services. While there are some brief updates regarding some smaller services as well as Netflix, the big news is all of …

010: Quibi’s Hype and HBO Max Predictions

October 25th, 2019


Just when we thought we couldn’t get as much content news as the past few episodes, we are proved wrong. So this episode features an announcement …

009: New Services and Piracy?

October 18th, 2019


The streaming wars are about to begin? The media seems to be pressing that thought, while we know that this has been happening for a while. That’s not to say it isn’t going to be becoming more of a mainstream focus …

008: Disney Bans Netflix and What is Quibi?

October 11th, 2019


The time has come for the show to jump to the present and start covering current events in the great battle between all of the new and existing services. This week the big news seemed to be Disney banning Netflix ads …

007: Current State of Peacock

October 4th, 2019


Rounding out our “Current State of” series is a look at a service that may or may not be a major service in a year’s time. Because such little information is known at this point for the upcoming service from …

006: Current State of HBO Max

October 1st, 2019


Continuing our “Current State of” series, we move into the realm of the unknown. HBO Max may not have had a name until a few months back, but it was a service that was announced as far back as a year ago. The issue is …

005: Current State of Disney+

September 27th, 2019


On the heels of the release of Apple TV+, another service with a plus symbol in their name is coming less than two weeks later. This service, …

004: Current State of Apple TV+

September 24th, 2019


We have covered the service that already exists, but now we get into the services that are launching in the near future starting with Apple TV+. Out of all the companies currently with a streaming service or ones that …

003: Current State of Amazon Prime Video

September 20th, 2019


The second “Current State of” episode features a company that while in the streaming service business couldn’t be more different than the other …

002: Current State of Netflix

September 16th, 2019


As we start our first deep dive into the companies behind the services, Netflix takes the focus. Netflix has more subscribers than any other existing service at this point and also has a pretty big lead on all of the …

001: What is the Streaming Wars?

September 12th, 2019


Join Tony and Dustin as they cover the latest happenings in the Streaming Wars. A podcast that dives deep into tech news, press releases, and quarterly financial statements to detail how each company is approaching …

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